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A lovely walk in the Buckinghamshire Chilterns. The walk goes through old deciduous woodland, across open fields and climbs to the top of Coombe Hill, the second highest point in the Chilterns. On the high ground it commands fine views across the Vale of Aylesbury and on good days it is said, as far as the Cotswolds and the Malvern Hills. On the way it passes Chequers, a monument to the Boer War, the Prime Minister's country home, ancient Iron Age forts and a small local brewery (visits may be possible). There is plenty of birdlife, including red kites and you may see the rare Chiltern Gentian and several species of orchids.
The walk is best done in dry weather or when the ground is frozen. If it is wet, walking-poles are recommended, as several points can get very muddy and the climb up Coombe Hill on wet chalk can be quite hazardous.
England - Central England - Buckinghamshire - Chilterns
Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, National Trust, Nature Trail, Pub, Stately Home, Wildlife, Woodland
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